Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Beat of the MusicCupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Beat of the Music

By Leslie Chavez

Everyone loves music, right? And listening to your favorite tunes has been known to help you relax, boost your mood, and energize you. Nothing beats seeing a singer you love play live, especially when it’s with your sweetheart. So take advantage of all the great music events that the next few months have to offer!

With summer comes tons of music festivals all over the country. Find a festival with bands that you both love. From the Electronic Music Festival in Detroit, Michigan, to Soundset, a hip-hop festival in Minnesota, to Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio, there is something for every taste. Grab your favorite festival attire — cut-off shorts and cowboy boots are encouraged — and hit the road! Enjoy the whole weekend, basking in the sunshine and swaying your hips to the beat of the music with your lover by your side.

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You might even get the chance to dance where the wild things are. A lot of zoos around the country have summer concert series where a number of great local bands or disc jockeys play at stages within the park after regular zoo hours. As the sun sets, the zoo really comes to life; along with great dance music, delicious food trucks and even bar services fill the gated area. This is a unique opportunity to experience the wildlife of the zoo in a whole new way. Give in to your animal instincts — we promise your man won’t mind.

Don’t forget about the major arena concerts that happen during the season too. This is a great chance to dress your best and buy those front row seats. Whether it’s the Staple Center or Madison Square Garden, you can see some of the biggest names in music and have the night of your life. Raise your glass, let go, and impress him with your perfect pitch as you sing along to Katy Perry’s go-girl anthem “Roar.”

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If smaller, more intimate shows are more your thing, there are still plenty of options. Tons of bands are playing at your city’s restaurants and bars on hot nights. Cool off after a busy day with a refreshing, ice cold beer and foot-stomping live music. You and your man will have so much fun unwinding in the laid-back and easygoing atmosphere. Challenge him to a game of darts or pool when the band takes a break.

Happy summer!

How will you enjoy music with your love this summer? Tell us in the comments below.